Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

Motoman RobotWorld Handling

Motoman RobotWorld RW161 solution accurately handles nearly 5,000 vials containing unique DNA samples.DNA Sample Vials

The RW system handles required vial sizes and accurately performs input, output and scrap functions. System easily exceeds customer’s daily throughput needs. Throughput speed can be up to 100% faster than requirement, depending on various factors.

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Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom vacuum grippers with independent Z-axis and rotate capability. These vacuum grippers are mounted on standard TM6200 robot modules that provide the X- and Y-axis motion on RobotWorld’s frictionless air-bearing platen. Each gripper has four spindles that raise/lower, rotate, vacuum grip and release independently. This allows increased throughput by enabling up to four vials to be picked and placed at a time. Sensors on each gripper detect vial presence (vacuum seal achieved), and also indicate spindle retracted position. Gripper will not move unless all spindles are up.